From Ate Vi’s very first acting award for Trudis Liit at the age of 9 to her unrivalled stature as the Star for All Seasons, Anggulo traces roots of the legendary actress who has starred in nearly 200 movies, and bagged almost a hundred acting awards. Undoubtedly every actor’s dream screen partner, every actress’ dream co-star, every director’s dream talent, and every producer’s dream box-office star, Ate Vi sustained a five-decade showbiz career, capturing both movie and television audiences.
Beyond the silver screen and boob tube, Ate Vi has extended her personal devotion to the province of Batangas for 13 years now. Being married to congressman-turned-senator Ralph Recto, Vilma shifted gears to governance and public service. She says her priority now is Batangas, where she serves as a second termer governor.
Meanwhile, at home, Ate Vi takes on her real-life role as a mom to actor-TV host Luis Manzano and teenage student Ryan Recto. She makes sure she and husband Ralph spend time together with their kids on weekends. Luis says he’s lucky to have a simple and cool mom, who’s easy to please and fun to be with. Ryan says he has an intelligent and kind mother. On top of it all, Senator Ralph could not imagine being with another woman but Vilma, whom he describes as very nice and beautiful.
NEWS5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes and her hardworking reporters Jove Francisco, Ina Zara and Maricel Halili look into the different angles in Vilma Santos-Recto’s life on Anggulo (One Face. Different Views. One Story) this Wednesday after AKSYON JournalisMO on TV5 – aired earlier on Aksyon TV at 8:30pm (Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao, Channel 1 on Cignal Digital TV and Channel 59 on Sky Cable).